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NPS to hold public meetings on Fort Monroe
HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) - There will be two separate meetings on July 19 to gather public comment on the potential establishment of Fort Monroe as a unit of the National Park System.
The meetings follow-up on the June 29 gathering held by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and NPS Director Jonathan B. Jarvis at the Fort Monroe Bay Breeze Community Center, a news release from the National Park Service said.
The objective of the meetings is to assess public support for the establishment of a national park at Fort Monroe.
The state is scheduled to take over Fort Monroe in September. It was slated for closure by the federal government in 2005 as part of a round of base closings intended to save money.
The meetings will be held at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Drive in Hampton.
The first session will be conducted between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. The evening session will run from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.